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Nettle and red clover chais as overnight infusions.

Hmmm, a Susun Weed -style overnight infusion? That's what Persimmon wrote here. That sounded intriguing, so I decided to try it. A quick websearch gave a recipe: boil up 1 oz of herb in 1 quart water, pour into a jar, cover with a tight lid, let sit overnight, strain, drink.

Photo: Overnight infusion.I like nettles (Urtica dioica), so here's a pic of my overnight nettle infusion in a 700 ml (3/4 quart) jar, in the morning.
Susun doesn't reheat her overnight teas, but I like things hot - it's winter up here, teas should be warming, not cooling. So I boiled it up again with a few cardamom pods, strained, added some milk, and let it cool a tad.

It's much stronger than my usual nettle tea, and it's very good.

Photo: Overnight infusion 1. Next I tried red clover (Trifolium pratense) the same way.

Again, I boiled it up in the morning, this time adding cinnamon as well as cardamom. It was much too strong to drink straight, so I added a bit of milk. There's still a soapy taste that I don't like.


It occurs to me that the "add spices and milk" thing is more a chai than a latte. Michelle's original is more a latte than a chai, with milk and sugar - and no spices.

Related entry: Nettle latte

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